Thesis obtained in 2006 at the University Henri Poincaré of Nancy on hybrid MOFs (Metal Organic Frameworks) like materials crystallochemistry and their magnetic properties
1 year ATER at the Université Paris-Diderot (P7), Pr. Fièvet at ITODYS, on metallic and oxide nanoparticles synthesis with the polyol process
2 years post-doc at the laboratory de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris (P6) at the Collège de France, in the J-P. Jolivet team: using nanoparticle technology for doping optic fibers.
2009: Assistant professor at ECPM (Université de Strasbourg): hybrid photovoltaic materials
Hybrid photovoltaic materials: optimized synthesis of zinc oxide for electrod making (organization, morphology, ZnO nanorods functionalization).
Orderning zinc oxide nanocrystals for hybrid photovoltaic technology: Zinc oxide nanorods can be used preferentially as TiO2 porous layers in Dye Solar Cells technology. ZnO is a n type semi conductor oxide witch presents a good electronic mobility along the rod axis. The organized and controlled growth (by hydrothermal way) of the nanorods (figure 2) leads to an enhancement of the efficiency of the Dye Solar Cells.
Functionalization of zinc oxide by dyes in solar cells: Zinc oxide nanorods can be used preferentially as TiO2 porous layers in Dye Solar Cells technology. ZnO is a n type semi conductor oxide witch presents a good electronic mobility along the rod axis. However, it has been shown that dyes desorb: the cell ages prematurely. In order to choose the best dye for our system, testing molecules and dyes with different functions is studied on ZnO nanoparticles with different morphologies.